Bonsu, Osei-Agyemang und Thatcher, Melvin P.: African Oral Genealogy: Collecting and Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow [pdf]
In this article, the authors give a brief overview of the work done by the Oral Genealogy Programmes of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). The GSU collects information on the genealogy of ethnic groups in West Africa. More than 300 people were interviewed and comprehensive genealogic information was gathered, in some cases spanning 13 generations.
This article, published in the Archives News (vol. 1/2007, p. 39ff.) of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, considers the practices and methodologies regarding oral history and the peculiarities which have to be taken into account in South Africa. The article is based on the experiences of the Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa.
In this article, Derek du Bruyn (head of the Bloemfontein Records Centre) underlines the importance of oral history for dealing with local history in South Africa. He emphasises the role of archives and libraries, both of which can also use oral history methods for outreach programmes.
In this guideline for educators on the practical application of oral history in schools, compiled by the History Workshop of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
An article by William W. Moss and Peter Mazikana, where a discussion on archives, oral tradition and oral history, as well as a compilation of guidelines on applying oral history, are all presented.